Week 6 Rundown: Bitter rivalries and Cadillac Style
After last week, there's no way Week 6 can top it, right? That's why they play the games. Each week, the SFL will run through the biggest headlines of the week, touching on every result and every preview in the process. Let's go >>>>>>>>
- Saturday night (9:15 pm ET) all eyes will be in Houma where the Louisiana Revolution will be tributing fallen teammate Leonard Butler Sr. on the one-year anniversary of his passing. Queen City gets the Revs on an emotional night, complete with stadium signage, all black uniforms and all the focus on a victory in the world. The Revs can get to 3-3 with a win despite a rocky start while the Corsairs are just trying to lick their wounds from a Motor City lashing last week.
- Look at all the rivalries this week! Boats vs. Planes, Portland vs. San Diego Saturday, 6:30 pm ET; the war for Florida between the Storm and Kings Saturday, 6:45 pm ET; Vancouver heads to Los Angeles Saturday, 9:00 pm ET; Las Vegas tries again to conquer Sioux Falls Sunday, 6:45 pm ET. The main focus will be out East where the Storm (4-0) have shown they can beat you any way they want offensively and the Kings (2-2) are in need of focusing up after a surprising knockout defeat handed to them by Louisiana last week. Florida has had Jacksonville's number all-time (12-4, 8 straight wins for Storm) and Duval definitely wants to snap that trend.
- Of all the games on the schedule, Alamo City (4-0) at Seattle (3-1) is the best matchup on paper (Sunday, 9:00 pm ET). The Artillery are trying to prove they truly are the best team in the league right now after the defense wavered against Los Angeles Monday. The Nemesis are trying to prove they can play any defense and also need to get Ty Ptak and the passing game going again - they'll need more than Baloo Scott in this one to keep pace with ACA. Both teams will be debuting new uniforms too - the Artillery dressed in their 'Marble Trooper' away set and Seattle in their 'Purple Skyline' look.
- While that game may be the sexiest on paper, Carolina (3-1) at D.C. (2-2) - Sunday, 6:30 pm ET - might be the most intriguing matchup of the weekend. The Skyhawks haven't lost since Week 1, while D.C. has a 3-point Week 1 loss and a 1-point loss last week to Baltimore, a team Carolina managed to beat already this season in Week 2. No matter how you slice it, two above average teams with possession-based offenses should be able to put together a competitive game.
- If you were to ask me, I'd tell you I think Minnesota is playing the second-best football in the league right now. Three dominant, blowout wins at home and a 7-point loss to unbeaten Alamo City. The Legend are back at home again this week against Houston (2-2) coming off two close losses at home in division. Minnesota will either take care of business easily again, or we'll once again be treated to a strong performance - maybe even upset - from Houston that proves they're better than their record. The only shocker here would be Houston in a blowout, but we've all been wrong before.
- Canton finally gets its primetime game. No Monday night appearances last season, the Classics are back at home and hosting Charleston in the Spectacular, 8:15 pm ET. Canton's gotten to chew on their last-minute loss to the Vultures for two weeks now and the Predators pass defense just got exposed. Can Canton figure out a way to open things up against the Preds or will Charleston manage to cut through a defense that hasn't allowed more than 24 points in a game this season? (Baltimore scored 30 in Week 4, but got 7 points on an INT-TD)